my husband recently sought therapy for his behaviorial issues and turns out he's severely depressed. i attended a session with him last week because things were getting rocky in our marriage. his counselor also does couples counseling so i found out some helpful information about my husband i wasn't aware of before. i always had the impression that he doesn't care about me or the kids, but i didn't know that was basically how depression works. he feels like he has nothing to give pretty much. so since last week things have improved drastically, now that i have a better understanding of what's going on inside his head. he is actually going today to talk about anti-depressants, and his counselor thinks this will help a lot for his symptoms. anyway, he does seem to be trying really hard at being a better, happier father to the kids. he's helping more around the house (dealing with unemployment also, another stressor) and seems to be in a better mood. but we're still having intimacy issues. we had really great sex the night after couple's counseling, but nothing since although i initiate it every night. he just doesn't want to. we were rarely having sex before but i thought since he's improving in all other areas, the sex might be more frequent now too. i'm trying not to make this about rejection, but i can't help but feel that way when he turns me down. i basically have to wait until he's in the mood. does anyone have any advice?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Jun. 23, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by Ati_13 at 10:04 AM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by MommaB30 at 10:01 AM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by Ati_13 at 10:05 AM on Jun. 23, 2011